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Translation of "fall" - English-Spanish dictionary

fall

verb /foːl/ ( past tense fell /fel/, past participle fallen)
to go down from a higher level usually unintentionally caer The apple fell from the tree Her eye fell on an old book. (often with over) to go down to the ground etc from an upright position, usually by accident caerse She tripped and fell (over). to become lower or less bajar, descender The temperature is falling. to happen or occur caer Easter falls early this year. to enter a certain state or condition caer She fell asleep They fell in love. (formal ) (only with it as subject) to come as one’s duty etc incumbir It falls to me to take care of the children. falls noun plural a waterfall catarata the Niagara Falls. fallout noun radioactive dust from a nuclear explosion etc lluvia radioactiva Radioactive fallout from the Fukushima meltdowns. his/her etc face fell he, she etc looked suddenly disappointed puso cara larga Her face fell when she heard the news. fall away phrasal verb to become less in number disminuir The crowd began to fall away. to slope downwards descender abruptamente The ground fell away steeply. fall back phrasal verb to move back or stop moving forward retroceder He ordered the troops to fall back. fall back on phrasal verb to use, or to go to for help, finally when everything else has been tried recurrir a, apoyarse en Whatever happens you have your father’s money to fall back on. fall behind phrasal verb to be slower than (someone else) retrasarse, rezagarse Hurry up! You’re falling behind (the others) He is falling behind in his schoolwork. (with with) to become late in regular payment, letter-writing etc retrasarse Don’t fall behind with the rent! fall down phrasal verb ( sometimes with on) to fail (in) fallar He’s falling down on his job. fall flat (especially of jokes etc) to fail completely or to have no effect no hacer gracia, fracasar Her joke fell flat. fall for phrasal verb to be deceived by (something) dejarse engañar por, picar I made up a story to explain why I had not been at work and he fell for it. to fall in love with (someone) enamorarse de He has fallen for your sister. fall in with phrasal verb to join with (someone) for company encontrarse con On the way home, we fell in with some friends. to agree with (a plan, idea etc) convenir en, aprobar They fell in with our suggestion. fall off phrasal verb to become smaller in number or amount bajar, disminuir Audiences often fall off during the summer. fall on/upon phrasal verb to attack atacar, caer sobre The robbers fell on the old man and beat him They fell hungrily upon the food. fall out phrasal verb ( sometimes with with) to quarrel reñir, pelearse I have fallen out with my sister. fall short ( often with of) to be not enough or not good enough etc no llegar, no alcanzar The money we have falls short of what we need. fall through phrasal verb (of plans etc) to fail or come to nothing fracasar, quedar en nada Our plans fell through.
(Definition of fall from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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